The lost capital of the ancient kingdom of Macedonia may have been discovered in northern Greece.
The lost capital of the ancient kingdom of Macedonia may have been discovered in northern Greece. This announcement was made on Monday (September 4) to an excited audience during the opening session of the International Congress of Classical Archaeology in London. Professor Manolis Andronikos of Thessalonika University said there was now new evidence that Aeges, the capital in the fourth century B.C., was at modern Vergina, where three tombs have been unearthed. The first tomb was discovered last year and is thought to be that of Philip of Macedon, father of Alexander the Great. The third tomb, whose contents were a closely-guarded secret until Monday, was only found in August.
SYNOPSIS: More than a thousand archaeological experts from around the wold attended the 11th Congress, held in the main hall of London University. After addressing the delegates, Professor Andronikos spoke with Visnews reporter John Darby.